Monday, July 29, 2013

Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge

The bead maker Karen Hruza, calls these beads moonstone petals and they are gorgeous. They were difficult to photograph, changing colors with the color and type of daylight that surrounds them from yellow, golden, green to iridescent blue. When Art Bead Scene announced its monthly designer challenge for July using the colors inspired by Pablo Picasso's "Portrait of Olga in the Armchair" I knew I would have to submit an entry using these beads I had purchased a while ago. In an attempt to keep things simple I decided to make a knotted hemp bracelet. It's been many years since I have knotted anything, and have been thinking about macrame. I hope you like it.


My Little Picasso Knotted Hemp Bracelet:

Soft Yellow


 
Yellow, Golden Green and Iridescent Blue
 
 
 
Additional beads used for closure clasp and charm came from Helen Chalmers and Karen Totten.
 

Inspiration Photo, courtesy of Art Bead Scene Blog.
 

Portrait of Olga in the Armchair, 1917



11 comments:

  1. this is beautiful, I think you've caught the essence of the beads in your photos-you done well by P's portrait and I love that tool box!

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  2. Oh this is gorgeous you captured the portrait mood perfectly. Love that portrait. Beautiful. B

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  3. I really love the yellow in this!

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  4. Beautiful design, Lisa... I think that second photo really captures the magical quality of Karen's beads. (I love her leaf headpins, too!)

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Lisa! The beads look really cool with the light. What a great complement to the inspiration painting.

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  6. So very lovely and love the colors, Lisa. xo

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  7. Beautiful bracelet and great representation of the painting!

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  8. this was totally worth coming out of hiding for! GORGEOUS Lisa! love the vibe and the colors.

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  9. Love the flirty ruffle of the beads, reminds me of a dancers skirt.

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  10. I'm inspired by your use of color and the beads are so unique and beautiful. What a neat challenge. I hope to do more of that kind of thing now that I am retired. Beautiful bracelet, Lisa.

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